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Handbook for Parliamentarians

Parliaments and parliamentarians have a key role to play in promoting and protecting human rights. This Handbook aims to assist parliamentarians and others in efforts to realize the Convention so that persons with disabilities can achieve the transition from exclusion to equality. It seeks to raise awareness of the Convention and its provisions, promote an appreciation of disability concerns, and assist parliaments in understanding the mechanisms and frameworks needed to translate the Convention into practice. By providing examples and insights, it is hoped that the Handbook will serve as a useful tool for parliamentarians to promote and protect the rights of persons with disabilities all over the world.

FROM EXCLUSION TO EQUALITY

From Exclusion to Equality

Realizing the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

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Handbook for Parliamentarians
25 Mar 2015
Parliaments and parliamentarians have a key role to play in promoting and protecting human rights. This Handbook aims to assist parliamentarians and others in efforts to realize the Convention so that persons with disabilities can achieve the transition from exclusion to equality. It seeks to rai...
COMBATTING TRAFFICK IN PERSONS

Combatting Trafficking in Persons

A Handbook for Parliamentarians - CD-ROM

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Handbook for Parliamentarians
15 Apr 2011
The Handbook contains a compilation of international laws and good practices developed to combat human trafficking. It offers guidance on how national legislation can be brought in line with international standards by, for example, defining trafficking in persons and criminalizing all its forms. ...
COMBATTING TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS

Combatting Trafficking in Persons

A Handbook for Parliamentarians

Series:
Handbook for Parliamentarians
13 Jul 2009
Trafficking in persons is a form of modern-day slavery, a human rights violation that constitutes a crime against the individual and the State. It must be recognized and punished by legislative means. Parliamentarians have an essential role to play in the fight against human trafficking. The pres...